Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesnít extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trustís or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Stables Holiday Cottage, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Dorset - Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Stables Cottage is a charming holiday cottage located in a lovely rural village in Hardy's stunning Dorset countryside, with a high quality interior, a double ended (two person) Hydrotherapy Spa Bath with jets and a lovely garden, this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £921 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 25 June 2016 to 02 July 2016;

phone 01258817022 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard View Dogs-Welcome Cottage, Peak District National Park, Parwich, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Peak District.

Idyllic 4 bedroom English country cottage with exposed wooden beams, wood-burning stove and a very comfortable interior and a pet-friendly policy, also features a romantic four poster bed in one of the bedrooms, as well as a superb location within the Peak District National Park.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £492 to £1307 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 25 October 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bolberry Farm Cottages, Bolberry, Devon, England

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, South Devon.

Get away for a rural retreat break to Bolberry Farm Cottages, choose from 3 holiday cottages with lovely valley views and an excellent location just 1 mile from Hope Cove with its beach and picturesque charm, all cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 25 May 2016 to 27 June 2016;
Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rutland Lodges at Greetham Valley, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, England

3 bedroom Log Cabins, Heart of England.

Collection of 4 star rated eco-friendly log cabins surrounded by stunning countryside close to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, guests benefit from free coarse fishing and free gym use at the Greetham Valley Hotel and Golf Centre during their stay, there are two dog-friendly log cabins within the development and discounts may be available for couples.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £335 to £835 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 25 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 08 June 2016; from 20 June 2016 to 23 June 2016;
Late availability: from 25 May 2016 to 05 July 2016;

phone 01780 460444 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mint Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Experience 5 star standard accommodation at itís best in this romantic and historic cottage retaining wonderful period features and an open log fire with a private patio area overlooking the stunning gardens and countryside beyond.

Price range from £487 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Elms Farm Lodge, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, East Midlands.

This Scandinavian redwood timber lodge is complete with south facing veranda and own garden and also benefits from a wonderful rural setting along with views out over open fields.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £405 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 05 August 2016 to 08 August 2016; from 19 August 2016 to 22 August 2016;

phone 0116 2402 238 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mickleton Hills Farm Cottages, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

A collection of four delightful barn conversions located on a farm in the Cotswolds, nestled by gorgeous open countryside close to the town of Chipping Campden.

Price range from £350 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3 star)

phone 01386 841939 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meddlars Country Cottage, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Historical Cottage, East Anglia.

Idyllic, 2 bedroom country cottage with charming historical features and a tranquil enclosed garden, ideal for romantic breaks or small family holidays.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £399 to £710 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 06 June 2016 to 20 June 2016;

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cart House Rural Retreat near Shrewsbury, Alberbury, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Light bright and airy barn conversion situated close to Shrewsbury, with one king-size double bedroom, this is a very comfortable rural retreat for a couple, the en-suite bathroom, warming woodburner and private outdoor hot tub help to make this a great place for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £387 to £563 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 08 July 2016 to 19 August 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Idyllic barn conversion which benefits from a number of stunning features such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and also has a large garden where you can enjoy fantastic countryside views, nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside yet only 5 mile from Leominster.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1100 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 03 June 2016 to 06 June 2016;

phone 01885 400 328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Corner Farm Barn, Huntingfield, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Coastal Suffolk.

Five star rated, gold award winning luxurious barn conversion set in the Suffolk countryside, just 20 minute's drive from Southwold, with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, games room and play facilities for children, this is a great place for families or a group of up to 6 friends.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £500 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 19 June 2016 to 27 June 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 11 July 2016; from 18 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01986785307 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Cottage at Heddon Valley Mill, within Exmoor National Park, Lynmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Watermill Cottage, West Country.

Charming holiday home for 2, set within a Watermill in a beautiful River Valley in Exmoor National Park with access to a heated indoor swimming pool, this is a great place to relax and is only around 15 minutesí drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £348 to £598 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 May 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 17 December 2016;

phone 01598763693 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Talehay Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

A collection of 4 star rated country holiday cottages surrounded by stunning countryside close to the Eden Project and conveniently close to Looe and the Cornish coast which is easily accessible for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £210 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 25 May 2016 to 11 June 2016;

phone 01503 220 252 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lodge 48 Coastal Cottage, South West England, Woolsery Near Clovelly, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Wooden holiday lodge with a light and airy interior and a lovely setting within Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Park, situated close to Devonís stunning coastline.

Price range from £275 to £843 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 02 June 2016 to 03 June 2016; from 01 July 2016 to 29 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

One Old Coastguards, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England

3 bedroom Riverside Cottage, South Devon.

Escape for a truly memorable and special holiday to this fantastic waterside holiday home with stunning river views and its own quayside and private mooring.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £1390 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07738 342 850 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crop Vale Lodge near the Malvern Hills and Cotswold Hills, Pershore, Worcestershire, England

2 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Malvern Hills and Cotswold Hills.

Fantastic 2 bedroom holiday lodge with lush countryside views and a stylish, light and airy interior, this idyllic wooden cabin is situated on a farm and is within easy reach of the Cotswolds for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £402 to £706 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 02 July 2016 to 09 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Orchard, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality holiday cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeping up to 4, situated in a peaceful rural hamlet just a short drive from the beautiful Devon coast and equally near to the greenery of Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £366 to £898 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Devon.

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Price range from £298 to £572 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 10 September 2016 to 24 September 2016; from 01 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 01322 445069 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Quad, Wellington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A wonderful large luxury barn conversion with special features including a romantic master bedroom with four poster bed, private hot tub and secluded garden, set in a peaceful rural valley surrounded by wonderful unspoilt countryside and wildlife.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1200 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lydensign, Hemyock, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Detached country cottage with character features and lawned gardens, family-friendly and pet-friendly, an ideal rural retreat from which to discover some of the best that Devon has to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £250 to £700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 June 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 25 June 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 17 July 2016 to 23 July 2016;

phone 01823 680447 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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